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Singapore 'link' widens data protection net

Singapore 'link' widens data protection net

One of the most common questions raised by companies wanting to find a way around the upcoming data protection legislation is whether they can simply outsource their marketing efforts to a contractor outside Singapore. This myth needs to be debunked.

published May 28, 2012 by

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Telco takeovers require clearance

Telco takeovers require clearance

A report last week suggested that PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia had submitted a bid to buy PacNet in a deal that could value the latter at US$1 billion, including debt. The bid was later denied.

published May 17, 2012 by

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Providing clarity on 'intermediary liability'

Providing clarity on 'intermediary liability'

An intermediary in Internet terms is a facilitator for communication. It could refer to a telecom service provider, such as an ISP (Internet service provider), a Web hosting provider or an Internet Content Host, such as a forum or social media site where content can be posted by third parties.

published May 10, 2012 by

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Data protection, social media in focus at law conference

Data protection, social media in focus at law conference

In the upcoming Law Society of Singapore-LAWASIA E-commerce and Communications international conference, entitled "Regulating a New World Order", legal eagles from Asia will be gathering to discuss emerging trends in the tech world.The focus seems to be very much on data protection and social media, with the two topics covering more than half of the airtime.

published April 23, 2012 by

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Hitting pause on installing CCTVs in S'pore cinemas

Hitting pause on installing CCTVs in S'pore cinemas

Some cinemas in Singapore have announced that they will be installing CCTVs on their premises--the operators hope to use the cameras to spot movie pirates as well as resolve disputes with customers.While up to now, installing CCTVs have been done with relative ease, with the upcoming Personal Data Protection Act, there are implications which property owners should consider.

published April 20, 2012 by

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'Quashing orders' explained

'Quashing orders' explained

A few people have recently asked me what a quashing order is, so here's a quick brief on it.The queries cames from news reports that Singapore's NBN NetCo OpenNet had sought a quashing order against the government.

published April 15, 2012 by

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Pondering cyberbullying legislation in Singapore

Pondering cyberbullying legislation in Singapore

The announcement that Singapore possibly could have cyberbullying legislation has got commentators all hot and bothered.Some suggested an Internet code of conduct, while others pointed to finetuning that proposal with a bottom-up instead of a top-down approach.

published March 12, 2012 by

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